When is direct admission to an ICU mandated for the treatment of bacterial pneumonia?

Updated: Sep 30, 2020
  • Author: Justina Gamache, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Direct admission to an intensive care unit (ICU) is mandated for any patient with septic shock requiring intravenous infusion of vasopressors to support the blood pressure or with acute respiratory failure requiring intubation and mechanical ventilation.

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